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Visiting Scottsdale from Sunday 02/24 for a week.

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  1. WilyB

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    Hi,

    Now that I am half retired, I am potentially considering moving to AZ from OR for good.

    Wife and I will be spending the next week in Scottsdale. I have not been in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area since 1972 so I guess it may have changed a little bit since. :)

    Do you have suggestions about the rights neighborhoods? Now that we are empty nested, we would typically be looking for a single home, at least 2,500 sq. ft., in a gated community (golf not necessary) with a 3-car garage if possible.

    Also, do you have a recommendation for a local Real Estate agent?

    Last but not least, any nice happy hours or other things to visit while in town?

    Thanks for all tips!
     
  2. Ingenere

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    The area has massively changed since 1972...... and not all for the best.

    There are lots of nice neighborhoods all over the valley. Does it have to be Scottsdale? What's your budget?

    All the resorts have good eats. The Westin, 4 Seasons, Phonecian, The Biltmore. You can't go wrong.
     
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  3. RWP137

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  4. WilyB

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    Thanks all for the tips, much appreciated. Please keep them coming. We will be staying all of next week at one of the centrally located Marriott resorts.
     
  5. agup48

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    Check out The Vig, O.H.S.O (both have good food & drinks), Four Peaks (good beer and food - got bought by Anheuser-Busch), or The Attic Ale House (top 10 burger in the world) and has a really good selection of beer/wine on tap.
     
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  6. mikesufka

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    Steaks at City Hall on Camelback ...

    I’m curious about neighborhoods, homes, condos, prices, also - I really like that area

    MDS
     
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  7. agup48

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    Steak 44 is the place to go nowadays.
     
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  8. WilyB

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    We go tomorrow on a home tour.

    Among the various places we explored these past two days, we liked Fountain Hills, Greyhawk, Troons and Carefree (in no particular order).

    Kierland is great but not really what we're looking for these days.
     
  9. agup48

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    I don't know what kind of house you're looking for, but I love the Arcadia area where some of the newer homes are. If I had the money, that's where I'd live.
     
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  10. WilyB

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    Thank you, I will look into it.
     
  11. Zack Hawker

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    Hello, it seems I may be a bit late as I'm not sure if you are still here in Az. I need to go on fchat more often. I am a local Realtor and moved here from Michigan in 2009 so I would highly recommend the move from the cold.
    If you have any questions or would like to see any homes don't hesitate to reach out. If you are not here I can continue looking for homes for you via video or skype.
    Thanks
    Zack Hawker
    480-316-2718
    MrRealtorAz@gmail.com
     
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  12. stardoc

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    Here is my opinion are best places to live in metro Phoenix:
    Paradise Valley (lots with views of Camelback or Mummy mountain),Arcadia,Biltmore Circle,North Scottsdale(Silver Leaf), Carefree. Of course just my opinion, but these areas offer unique advantages over the rest but the city overall has changed immensely for the better in the past 10 years.
     
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    Silverleaf has a new owner and a lot of the members are not happy about the changes to the club. I am not sure I would recommend it to anyone anymore (and I got married there).
     
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  14. WilyB

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    Update: Thanks you all for your good advices and recommendations. Wife and I just moved to Fountain Hills. The Mondial t is at FMS for regular service.
     
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